My first G Shock was a DW9000 which I received in 1999 as a gift from one of my cousins. Messed it up and killed it within two years - probably didn't realize at that time how well the G was worth.
The next G only came up in 2015 after joining WUS!!!!
It was 1989, and one of my co-workers had a DW-5600 and I wanted one. Went to the BEST Catalog Store (now defunct) in Torrance, CA (I was living in Southern California at the time) and bought a black one for $39.00. A few months later, I bought a yellow one. Both were screwback models and all stainless steel.
I always wore the black one and went through 2 straps and 3 batteries on it. In 2007, I sold it to a collector on eBay for over $90. In 2002, I sold the yellow one for over $125. Wish I would have kept them both!!!
My first Casio was a F-28W which i saw in many store windows at around 1992.
Back then i had a tight budget and found the 15$ for it quite expensive.
Usual no-name digitals were floating the market back then for 5$ or so.
So i bought this premium price digital...
It lastet like 18 years on its first battery, so it was worth the premium price tag! ;-)
It lived long enough to get digitally pictured.
I killed it by trying an battery exchange shortly after this pic was taken.... :-(
I had my first Casio way back in December 1979!
It was the 58F-8 and was a Christmas present purchased from an electrical shop here in the UK called Dixons.
It was my first LCD watch after having an LED watch which was pretty rubbish.
As a school boy at the time, it seemed like awesome technology and about three of my friends also had the same watch, it was like being in the Jetsons!
I still have the watch, it works perfectly, even the back light still works.
Unfortunately, the resin strap deteriorated many years ago.
Here is the actual watch, nearly 37 years old!!!!
it was 2010 l wanted a large watch but they are expensive (always liked citizen but they're another $ level)
gshock seemed to be a good option but for the price range that time were 5600 or 9052
went for 9052 which l used for 3 yrs and got bored
dec 2015 l bought a 6900ms more for the looks and gave the forgotten 9052 to my dad
planning to buy another standard G (positive display) for daily use maybe 5600 or another 6900
if my wrist wasn't that thin l'd go for 7900
Tuesday, June 19th 2001, I bought a DW6900 at Zellers (a crappy Canadian retailer) and have been a fan ever since. I wish I still had it, didn't even have a G on the light button just the 2 lines, was made in korea.
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